Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Decorating Delimma Wednesday--3 Down, 567 To Go!

One project completed!
Two projects completed!

And three projects finished! Woohoo! I am slap worn out! I LOVE doing these fun projects to spice up my home while on a budget, but finding the time to start and complete them with life thrown in the middle is not an easy thing to do! Having you all waiting patiently for me to show you the finished job is my motivation, and I so appreciate that! The encouragement that you give me is such a blessing! I want to share with you a scripture that is just perfect for you all today! "May our lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word." 2 Thess. 2:16-17
My next project began yesterday with a trip to the Post Office--to learn about shipping and handling! I now have gathered all of the info to set up my etsy shop! Woohoo! I'm excited! But....I need to finish a little painting to put in the esty shop! That's my goal! I would so appreciate your prayers as I venture into the world of selling stuff! I've sold a few pieces to friends, and it has been a joy to see the looks on their faces at the finished pieces. I am not a "'fine" artist at all...simply a fun and whimsical type of painting Mama! When I finish the first piece, I'll let y'all know! I'll have some on my sidebar as well.
Project number 4 is waiting patiently for me to finish it! Only a gazillion more to go!
Enjoy this gorgeous day that the Lord has given us, my sweet friends!
Many Blessings,


Gotta Run said...

You are doing it and it is all coming together!!! Go Susan!

Loved your message on my cell yesterday. When are we going running??? :)

Melanie Dorsey said...

They all turned out great!
Wow...the little stool is so cute.

Teresa said...

Well done, my friend, well done!
I will pray for you on this venture, keep us posted.


Wendy said...

You go girlie! I love seeing what you are up to. Keep it up...you're making me want to get in on the act too. :)

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Wow, Susan. These are gorgeous pieces. Really. Unless I've slept since then, I was thinking in the beginning you posted that you are not creative at all. YOU LIED. haha. Very talented and creative.

Stupid question...what is an etsy shop?

Will you be making all of your items to sell? I was wondering because that seems like a lot of creating to maintain a shop...but then I don't know what an etsy shop is so maybe there isn't a lot of volume in creating items to sell.

Job well done.

Susan said...

Oh my, I'm so impressed Susan!

Thanks for sharing these awesome ideas with us.


Tea With Tiffany said...

I love the satisfaction of finishing something I've created. :) Looks like you're on a roll! Love your colors and patterns.

Think I will "relax" now.

kari and kijsa said...

Those are soooo cute! Love the chair!

blessings, kari & kijsa

Rachel Olsen said...

All your projects are super cute! I do think you should open an etsy store.
What a fun adventure!

Will I see you at She speaks this year, or will you be busy spraying and sewing?

Empty Nest Full Life said...

The stool is very cute! Where do you plan to use it. I have a stack of projects that I need to jump on and feel mentally depleted. The Dr thinks my daughter actually has Crohns Disease. She is scheduled for a colonoscopy soon and they are looking at getting her remicade treatments, my head hurts when I think about that along with other things that are going on, I have subbed everyday this week! It sure helps! I am going to be in need of one of your ladies retreats soon! Please continue to pray for her, and thanks for your prayers already. Can't wait to see what is going in your etsy shop! Jackie

Joyful said...

WOW Susan...you are creative! They all look wonderful, but the stool is ADORABLE!!!!!! Would enjoy sitting down and relaxing with you!

Love ya,

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how the stool turned out! You're so creative, can't wait to see the Etsy offerings!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Zebra and green! Yes, that does look familiar. What a cute chair that is & I love the painted piece too. Looks like you're gonna have a great looking space. Thanks for telling me about it.

And yes, I did literally throw all of that together in about an hour. I keep lots of stuff around the house, so I just go hunting & gathering until I find what I need. That's the advantage of being a yardsale-aholic!

Edie said...

They all turned out so cute!! Great work Susan. I have already lifted you up.

Abundant blessings to you!!

Kimberly said...

Oh, how fun! Your projects turned out fantastic! They couldn't be any cuter!

And I am so excited you are starting your own etsy shop! I cannot wait to see you work!

You are a blessing and always such an encourager!
Blessings, friend!
K :)

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Girl, you have been busy! All of your projects look awesome. How do you fit it in? My problem is that I spend too much time reading blogs and not doing the projects! LOL! I just love all of my new friends and can't wait to see what you all come up with. Can't wait to see your Etsy shop!

BTW! Still laughing about your dog eating the SIDING! That's next here I'm sure...

Yolanda said...

Can I just tell you, these are the cutest, darling items I've seen in a loooooong time???!!!

I'm e-mailing you to send you on a quest!

Love to you,

coco said...

Everything looks great...I so need to get working on some projects but they will have to wait until after spring break!

Sandy Toes said...

How exciting...I love the everything~
sandy toe

KelliGirl said...

I LOVE the stool! Such personality in such a small piece. The other pieces are great too! You have a real talent. Good luck setting up your shop. I can't wait to see it.


The Nester said...

I get to meet runner mom?

Yeeee Haw! Can't wait!

Congrats on the Etsy shop--can't wait to see it!

Joanna said...

I am so glad you found my blog! I will be blog stalking you from now on! Love your projects!! *smiles*

Good Luck on your Etsy venture! Will be praying for you.

LynnSC said...

It has been such a long time since I stopped by. I love your new projects... and to think that you are doing them on a budget is even better.

I love that stool!!
Have fun girl! It looks so good!

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

wow - your talent!!!!!! amazing!!! love, Leigh